Nicholas Bivins grew up in the Northern California Bay Area. He has received degrees from the University of Washington (B.F.A., B.A.) and Ohio University (M.F.A.). He has been an artist-in-residence at Red Lodge Clay Center and is currently at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana where he is the recipient of the Matsutani Fellowship. Bivins makes highly functional, uniquely handmade, pottery for use anywhere, anytime. The reductive minimal aesthetic found in his work is abstracted from his appreciation for all things precisely done with style.